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Cleveland Music Awards Country Nominees

Cleveland Music Awards are celebrating local and regional music from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area by not only presenting trophies, but by promoting the musical acts and venues that provide the soundtrack to the area’s live music scene. The awards feature categories...Read More »


Gov. DeWine Declares 'Dolly Parton Day' in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine has declared Tuesday, August 9, 2022, honorary Dolly Parton Day in Ohio. The country music star and philanthropists and Ohio’s First Lady Fran DeWine will be in Columbus that day to celebrate the success of her Imagination Library in the Buckeye state.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination...Read More »


WGAR Country Jam Skipping 2022

Normally, by this time of the year we would be gearing up for the WGAR Country Jam and waiting for the final schedule of artists to be released. But, as many have guessed, the event is taking 2022 off.

The Country Jam originally began in 1992 at North Coast Harbor in...Read More »


Styles Haury Co-Writes Luke Bryan's New Song "Country On"

When I first saw singer/songwriter Styles Haury perform six years ago at a benefit in Medina, Ohio, he shared what he wanted to do with his career and how he planned to make a name for himself in country music. Pretty big sights for a kid from a small town.

But,...Read More »


The Country Fest Already Planning to Reduce Overcrowding

When The Country Fest began, they never knew how big they would become.

The events original policy stated since 2010, that they would never sell out of tickets at their home at Clay’s Resort Jellystone Park, but after last year’s Luke Combs concert they knew it might not stay that way....Read More »


Jessica Hannan Band Countrifies Ohio Bike Week 2022

On Friday, May 28th, I made my way to a bar in Sandusky, Ohio, called Margaritaville, an outdoor venue for local bands.  Ohio Bike Week always brings out a ton of local bands to this stage.  On this day I happened across a group called the Jessica Hannan Band.  Lead...Read More »


Power Goes Out, Walker Hayes Still Goes On

The age old saying of ‘the show must go on’ came to mind last night, as only minutes before Walker Hayes would take the stage – the power went out. Walker was performing at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina for the WGAR Morning Show’s Wazz & Carletta’s Birthday Bash.

The staff of...Read More »


Caitlyn Smith and Kassi Ashton Perform at Think Pink Party

Caitlyn Smith and Kassi Ashton perform for the Think Pink Party at Jilly’s Music Room in Akron on Wednesday, May 25. The event is part of WQMX’s Charity Concerts with proceeds benefiting their Bosom Buddies program which provides free mammograms for those area residents that would otherwise not be able...Read More »


Lauren Mascitti and Buck Naked Band to Perform at Concert for First Responders

First Responders are the lifesavers in our communities. In many cases, these heroes are volunteers, reserves or auxiliary who buy their protective gear and necessary work tools out of their own pockets. The Concert for First Responders will help to raise funds for these volunteers for their out-of-pocket expenses with...Read More »


Karissa Ella to Perform at The Country Fest Countdown Party

The Country Fest is almost here and the Dusty Armadillo and WQMX 94.9FM are kicking things off with a Countdown Party on Saturday, May 14th at the club in Rootstown.

The night will be filled with TCF giveaways that include The Country Fest merchandise, WQMX merchandise, Sold Out Pit Passes and...Read More »


WIN Tickets to Chris Cagle on March 12 at Thirsty Cowboy

Here’s your chance to WIN your way in to the Chris Cagle concert on Saturday, March 12 at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina. To enter simply tell us your favorite Chris Cagle song in the comments section below. Email addresses will not be published. We will randomly select the WINNERS on...Read More »


Chase Rice and FWD open Welcome to the Farm on March 4th

Chase Rice and partner Forward Hospitality Group announced that their brand-new entertainment venue Welcome to the Farm will open in Cleveland on Friday, March 4th. Rice contributed to the design process for the venue, which will offer live music, drinks and bar food, to give patrons a glimpse into the...Read More »


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